Welcome to the Esk Valley
Camphill Community

Our Biodynamic
community garden

Breaking Bread Bakery

Living together

We share our lives in supportive community homes in the heart of the North York Moors. Living together gives us stability, friendship and a sense of belonging.

Working together

Gardener, artisan, baker, home-maker – everyone in the community has a job they do to the best of their ability. Our work sustains the community and gives our lives meaning and purpose.

Growing together

Celebrating festivals, singing together, putting on plays, marking life events – creating a shared cultural life helps us to grow as individuals and as a community.

Latest news & appeals

The Value of Work

The Value of Work

The well-being of a community of people working together will be the greater, the less the individual claims for himself the proceeds of his work, i.e. the more of...

James Wins a Human Rights Award

James Wins a Human Rights Award

We were thrilled to learn that James Harris has won the Shared Lives Plus human rights award for free expression. Each year it is given to a person supported by a...

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

In June, a group of EVCC artists exhibited their paintings in a small community gallery in a Middlesbrough shopping centre. It's a modest place and yet the two people...

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Shared Lives

In Shared Lives an adult who needs support and accommodation moves in with an approved Shared Lives carer, after they have been matched for compatibility. Together they share family and community life.